About Samuel Rudolph

          Samuel Rudolph has over 20 years of practice in civil litigation, predominantly in the areas of employment law and related civil rights. He is an expert in the kinds of issues leading to disputes in the employment arena, and has counseled on both the employee and management sides. He has litigated and is familiar with nearly all issues that can arise in the employment context. Most of his cases have resolved through settlement at mediation.


          Mr. Rudolph has served as a judge pro tem with the Alameda County Superior Court, and is familiar with the wide variety of issues and disputes that can arise in civil litigation outside of the employment arena.


          In addition to employment disputes, Mr. Rudolph is familiar with issues arising in insurance bad faith, personal injury [including catastrophic injury and wrongful death] and commercial real estate. He is available and eager to assist the parties in coming together to resolve their differences  within these and other areas.


          Mr. Rudolph is currently an active member of the State Bar of California and the California Employment Lawyers Association [CELA]. His past associations have included the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Alameda County Bar Association.


          Mr. Rudolph has published articles on the subjects of employment litigation, whistleblower - retaliation and themes in employment law. Previously and before his law practice, he taught classes in professional and business ethics at San Jose State University and Chabot Community College.


          As we open up our practice to mediation, Samuel Rudolph  views his role as a neutral who will make every effort to facilitate communication between the parties, with the intention of helping them reach a mutually acceptable agreement. This is the very definition of mediation. Having participated in numerous mediations throughout the course of his practice, he understands that dispute resolution is not a simple or an easy matter -- it can require extensive follow-up efforts in negotiation beyond a single meeting or mediation session. Before a mediation session begins, he will attempt to discuss the case with all parties in efforts to gain a firm understanding of the issues in dispute.


         Should the parties decide to seek a just resolution of their dispute through mediation, Samuel Rudolph eager and available to assist at any stage of the litigation. Please call our office if you are interested.